Norfolk State has won four straight and eight of its last nine.
The Spartans led 33-30 at halftime, and later, Ahmad Frost hit a 3 and Maryland-Eastern Shore trailed 54-53 with 10 minutes left. Derrick Jamerson made a 3-pointer, Bryan Gellineau made a layup and Alex Long made 1 of 2 foul shots for a seven-point advantage. Nic Thomas' 3 with 2:26 left made it 70-59 and the Spartans were never threatened.
Norfolk State (12-17, 10-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic) controlled the glass with a 46-32 rebounding advantage -- including 16 on the offensive end -- and shot 28 of 65 (43 percent) from the field.
No. 9 Virginia Tech, No. 13 UNC collide with ACC lead at stake
at least for one day.
No. 6 Michigan State, No. 19 Maryland clash in key Big Ten game
Tom Izzo was a happy guy on Thursday night.
Bowman drops 37 to lead BC to first ACC win
Ky Bowman scores 37 points to fuel Boston College over No. 11 Florida State 87-82 for the Eagles' first ACC win of the season.
|North Carolina A&T||4-0||0.5||9-9|
|North Carolina Central||3-1||1.5||8-10|
|South Carolina State||2-2||2.5||4-16|